Tan Nguyen graduated from Virginia Tech in 1995 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. While interning at TRW (now known as Northrop Grumman) during his last years of college, he was exposed to the System Engineering Process. Realizing the importance of this process, he got his MS degree in Systems Engineering in 2000, also from Virginia Tech. This education served him well while he was working at Hughes (now known as Raytheon). With this education and experiences in telecommunication, he is able to adapt the systems engineering process to telecommunication projects.